This is a candidate replacement for patch 0070 in olivers-100. This uses slightly less than half the CPU by lowering the unison count, and to my ears in sounds identical. My project lead doesn't hear a difference, but perhaps you might. Please give a listen and PM me your opinion. I'd like to commit this, but if it represents a notable change in quality, I won't.
With gratitude for any assistance, Christopher Oliver
The oliver-fixes-2 folder has replacements for 0028-Mallets and 0029-Steel Drums in the olivers-100 bank. I cut back the punch to try to eliminate the popping transient at the start. PADsynth has certain difficulties making percussive sounds, and this is more of a work-around than a fix. I missed this with my cans, but on hearing through speakers, the problem became clear. The oliver-new folder has a synth hero style lead, and new twangier string bass, an OB style poly, and a swell pad.
The old versions of the grit leads had very bad loud aliasing. Evidently, my ears were full of laundry lint when I considered these as final commits. 240 grit still has a touch of an alias, but far far less than before.
These are intended as replacements for the identically named patches in the olivers-100 bank in the ZynAddSubFX 2.4.4 bank directory.
I noticed that after clicking an instrument in any bank, it does not highlight well (using Linux) -- perhaps if I could use a different skin/theme this would be solved, but ZASF does not seem to pick up on my GTK, QT, or OpenBox themes. Is there any way to tweak the appearance?